Beef Hearts / Coeurs de boeuf lors de La Nuit Blanche 2016 © CHANT WAGNER
Wishing you a very happy Valentine's / Good-Vibes Day to you and your loved ones!
Love is multifaceted - like perfume, and photography. A centenarian, Morrie Markoff, has this great quote about what love is to him,
"Why not the word "love"? Morrie replies that "to me, love is possessive; it's controlling and demanding. The word that I would rather use instead is 'caring'. You care about people. 'Care', to me, has a much deeper meaning. Love is an esoteric word, but one that people also use to mean all sorts of off-hand things. 'I love playing tennis,' and such. I hug Betty constantly, I kiss her constantly, I care very much about her,"...
In the photograph above, the beef hearts symbolized romantic suffering and were eaten by spectators after being grilled in the open air. Yes, we know, weird, but in fact very amusing when you were participating in the installation entitled The Workshop of Broken Hearts. It also involved broken pieces of wooden hearts.